Opening in March 2020, the 550,000-square-foot conference facility, CAESARS FORUM, has already secured more than $300 million in business. Caesars Entertainment announced in the last 18 months, more than 125 contracts for meetings and events have been signed, including contracts from Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Cvent, ConferenceDirect and HelmsBriscoe.
The tremendous response to CAESARS FORUM comes as Caesars Entertainment introduces the talented leadership team who will oversee operations at the Las Vegas location.
"I am thrilled with the progress of the CAESARS FORUM build. Customer reception has been overwhelming, and demand is high," says Caesars Entertainment chief sales officer, Michael Massari. "Our bookings far exceed our initial projections. We thank our industry partners for all their support. We are pleased to have our operations team at CAESARS FORUM in place and that we have talent from within the Caesars Entertainment family."
Bill Dosch will lead team operations as executive director of catering and convention services. The team is comprised of director of catering and convention services, Vikki Kydd; director of catering and convention services, Derrod McKinney; assistant director of catering and convention services, Jennifer Black; senior catering and convention services manager, Jamie Foxx; director of banquet operations, Matt Nitsche.
CAESARS FORUM is on track to meet March 2020 completion with crews working 24 hours a day, six days a week. The facility will be the first of this size to be constructed on one level including the world’s two largest pillarless ballrooms, each equivalent to one football field. The 100,000 square-foot Forum Plaza will be the first dedicated outdoor event space in Las Vegas. This $375 million conference facility will hold a LEED silver certification upon completion.